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Cars We Drive!

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Find Finn

    Find Finn Well-Known Member

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    It's not legal from the B pillar and forward here, but I prefer a light tint like this, it just makes the inside of the car a much more pleasant place to be and it keeps prying eyes out while parked.

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  2. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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    Zip-tie mod complete! The front plate is pretty much blocking the air flow to the center of my radiator, but I only plan to keep the plates there until my car passes inspection. Others have said that they've had no issues with their cooling system by keeping it there, so who knows, I may keep it there for awhile so I don't get pulled over for stupid shit.

    As for tints, my car came with pretty dark tints from the previous owner. I believe they're at 20%.

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    They actually look a bit lighter here than normal.

    I think the dark tint works more than it typically would just because of the powdercoated wheels and blacked out side gills and kidney grills. I feel like getting rid of the tint completely would make it an odd look, though I'm willing to do so in order to pass inspection.

    God I miss the vast parking space at my old place :eek:.
     
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  3. gomestar

    gomestar Well-Known Member

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    nice AZN squat in the door reflection
     
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  4. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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  5. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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    Found a shop that will pass my car with tints!

    :bounce2:

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    Passed! :slayer:
     
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  6. horndog

    horndog Well-Known Member

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    I'd reduce the tints rather than remove. Moderate tints are great for times you're parked in the sun, long day sunny drives... they do help preserve your interior.
     
  7. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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    Sigh.. I resolve one fucking thing with my car and another one fucking pops up.

    This time, I evidently scraped the front left portion of my bumper while maneuvering my car's fat ass out of my insanely small garage (which I share with another car). It's not a straight shot out because the fucking house I live in actually blocks part of my car's left side, so I have to angle my way out to avoid the house. THEN, once I get into the actual driveway without having hit my neighbor's fucking car or the house, can I back out straight.

    And we're talking literally mere centimeters of wiggle room between the neighbor's car and the house. During this entire ordeal, my PDC sensors are going haywire and don't even intermittently beep -- it's so close that it does the continuous beep.

    Well, up until now, I've been a goddamn pro at pulling this off rather smoothly, but I guess today wasn't the day.

    After passing inspection, I noticed this on my bumper:

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    :fu:
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    Any guesses as to how much it'll cost to buff this shit out?

    And yes, I'm squatting like the fucking AZN I am, GOMESTAR!
     
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  8. Find Finn

    Find Finn Well-Known Member

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    More like a couple hundred dollar respray.
     
  9. yywwyy

    yywwyy Well-Known Member

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    That's nothing. A good shop can fix it like new for somewhere between $300-400.
     
  10. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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    Goddammit, several hundred dollars?!

    I was hoping to spend like $100, tops.

    :fu:
     
  11. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Well-Known Member

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  12. Find Finn

    Find Finn Well-Known Member

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    GF don't you think its time for you to get something smaller and easier to handle.

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  13. size 38R

    size 38R Well-Known Member

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    it's a good point for that situation. agree there..

    almost. he could learn how to fix it himself also............ less than $100.


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    Autozam (Mazda) AZ-1. space for one hot passenger, and you could get the plates AZ-1 N . - just for Gomestar. [​IMG]
     
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  14. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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    Met up with some car dudes (one of them was the guy who told me where to get my car inspected) at a car meet for German cars. Saw some sick SICK SICK cars, including a PRISTINE M1. Lot's of classics. Dat E30 M3 exhaust.. with the stock I4 engine. Sounded so gooood. ugh I want one.

    Pics to come!
     
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  15. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

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    Love these wheels.

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    Classic.

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    @HRoi

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    WANT.

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    @Huntsman

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    Twins.
     
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  16. indesertum

    indesertum Well-Known Member

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    What's the second to last car?
     
  17. Find Finn

    Find Finn Well-Known Member

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    BMW Z4M Coupe
     
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  18. akatsuki

    akatsuki Well-Known Member

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    So Tesla is out for now - mostly because we decided against living in the Peninsula - so no massive commuting to justify the expense.

    We have the Chrysler Town & Country, so thinking about either picking up a 993 cabriolet or E350 convertible (want something open-aired but that can fit child-seats as necessary). Still debating about this some.

    Used Acura TL for the nanny.
     
  19. JayJay

    JayJay Well-Known Member

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    Anymore pics, GF. Love the ones you posted.
     
  20. jet

    jet Well-Known Member

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    getting a license plate with the model designation is utterly stupid, so is putting the wheels on from a newer iteration of your car
     
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